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Fruit of Chinese Waxgourd

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Dong Gua (Fruit of Chinese Waxgourd)

  1. 冬瓜
  2. Dong Gua

The Effect of Fruit of Chinese Waxgourd


Sweet, bland, slightly cold; lung, large intestine, small intestine and bladder meridians entered.


Induce diuresis and clear heat, resolve phlegm and promote the secretion of saliva, remove toxicity.


Edema, diabetes, sores and boils, asthma with cough, stranguria, barbiers, diarrhea, anal fistula, polydipsia caused by summer-heat, excessive phlegm, abdominal distension, drunkness, toxicity of fish.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 60~120 g, or pounded into juice. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded for applying or decocted for washing.


It is contraindicated in case of loose stool and deficiency cold in the kidney.